Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Power Plan Assistant for Windows 7

For mobile devices such as notebook, the power is limited. And the notebook consumes too much energy. It is better to save some energy for the Earth. Power Plan Assistant for Windows® 7 is a smart power management application for Microsoft Windows 7. It allows a user to switch between the built-in and custom power plans.

Feathers of the software:
-Easily switch between the Windows® built-in/custom power plans
-Switch the power plans automatically to save energy before the battery has no power
-Power off the display, lock workstation or toggle Windows® 'Flip 3D' mode instantly and easily
-Run the user-defined application or a batch file if power plan changes

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Youtube Downloader 2.6.3

As what can be understand from the name of the software, Youtube Downloader can be used to download Youtube video. Apart from Youtube, Youtube Downloader can download video from Facebook, Google Video, Yahoo Video, etc. It can act as a Flash player that plays Flash video.

Besides, Youtube Downloader is not only a "Downloader", but also able to convert them for Ipod, Iphone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3. Moreover, Youtube Downloader can cut and select the output quality of converted videos.

The new version, version 2.6.3, fixes some downloading problems and adds support for "" URLs for YouTube, xtube, keezmovies, and a few other sites. It can also download restricted video from Youtube.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Mixxx - Free DJ software for Live Mixes

Today I would like to introduce a free mixing software - Mixxx. Mixxx provides everything required for creating live mixes without any extra hardware. Mixxx could replace a traditional "turntables and mixer" DJ setup.

A. Mixing
-Comprehensive MIDI controller and vinyl control support
-Hardware video acceleration
-looping and hot cue control
-Allow subtley nudge songs back in sync
B. DJ MIDI Controller
-Support most DJ MIDI controllers
-Can set up other controllers with Mixxx
C. Vinyl Control
-Playback can be syncronized to the turntable
-No expensive sound card is required
D. Flexibility
-Skinnable interface and customizable EQ shelves

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

HAMSTER Free Video Converter

HAMSTER Free Video Converter is the Free Video Converter that I high recommend. First, this video converter is free, but it is as powerful as those software that we need to pay. This video converter supports many format, for example, 3GP, MP3, MP4, AVI, MPG, WMV, MPEG, FLV, HD, DVD, M2TS. We could convert any video to iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, PSP, etc. This software is powerful, and also easy to use. What we need is just clicking on the buttons "Add file", "Edit" and "Convert". Besides, this software support many different languages such as English, Fench, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, etc.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Comparison of Folder Protection Software

Your computer may be used by others with or without your authentication. There may be some private information such as password, dairy, photos and company information that you don't want to share with others. We might use Winzip which encrypt files or folders, but it will take a long time to zip large file. There are several software with forbid access to certain folders. Today I am going to show you some:

1. Folder Lock
Folder Lock is one of the most popular software which encrypt and use password to protect files and folders. It use 256-bit AES encryption and can hide all traces of Folder Lock. The folder that locked cannot be invisible. Any folder can be locked and hidden. Another featured function is that is can monitor wrong password attempts and can shut down PC automatically.

One of the disadvantages is that the complete version of this software is not free. Some anti-virus software may report virus/danger about this software, but it should have no problem.

2. Microsoft Private Folder
This software is developed by Microsoft. It only has one specific folder to be protected by 
password. The files under this folder would not be seen. The only advantage of this software is free.

3. dirLock 1.4
I would recommend dirLock 1.4. It is free. It can encrypt any folder that you like. One of the disadvantage is that the folders that are password protected are seen by others. And others could know which folders are locked simply by clicking the dirLock 1.4 without password.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Best softwares for safer web-surfing in workplace

I am not sure what your working environment is. I do not have right to install software in my office computer and my office does not encourage web surfing for private use. I highly recommend the following software for safer web surfing in office:

1. Portable Firefox

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A portable software means that it can be installed without administrative right. I recommend Firefox because it is a fast web browser that allows you to visit website and close your browser faster. Firefox has a setting that clean up your history and temporary Internet files when closing the browser. The most important function is that Firefox has many addons that make you visit websites safer in office.

2. Firefox extension  - Page Title Eraser

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As what you may understand from the name of the addons, Page Title Eraser allows you to hide title and icon of the selected tab by using hot key (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H) or from "Right-click" menu. So when you boss comes behind you. You could simply minimize your web browser without closing it.

3. Firefox extension - Panic

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This extension allows you to close all tabs and opening another one that you want to show your boss. When your boss goes away, you could restore to the website that you browse before.

4. Firefox extension - Adblock Plus

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Adblock allows you to block the Flash content on screen. As Flash content is more visible far-way than words and advertisement is useless, this extension make you free of the danger from useless advertisement.

My last recommendation is not to visit website in workplace too often. The software above could not delete the browsing history in office sever. When the boss checks for the browsing history, everything would be known. The softwares above is just use for occasional use.

Smallest PDF viewer: Cool PDF Reader

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Cool PDF Reader is the smallest and Free PDF reader that I know. As it is small (only 650KB), the software can be opened very quickly. Apart from its size, Cool PDF Reader is more than a PDF reader, it can:

-Convert PDF to graphic such as BMP and JPG
-Extract PDF to TXT
-Support many different language
-Zoom and rotate PDF page
-Slide show PDF document

Moreover, portable version of Cool PDF reader is available. This is the best for office which user does not have administrative right to install software.

My comment is that this software cannot compare with the Adobe PDF reader in terms of functionality. However, Cool PDF reader is best use for the computer that does not have much system resources and office use. I wonder why Adobe PDF reader is so large, as 650KB is enough for performing most of the common functions.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Comment on Facebook Social Plugin

Facebook can let you share your web experience with your friends. Here are some of the Social Plugin:

A. Like Button

The Like button lets users share pages from your site back to their Facebook profile with one click.

My Comment: Why no dislike button? A dislike button can give alert to friends. And I think man won't like the websites that dislike by woman.

B. Login Button

The Login Button shows profile pictures of the user's friends who have already signed up for your site in addition to a login button.

My Comment: I want to keep my privacy.

C. Comments:

The Comments plugin lets users comment on any piece of content on your site.

My Comment: Nothing New

D. Activity Feed

The Activity Feed plugin shows users what their friends are doing on your site through likes and comments.

My Comment: It is quite useful. The viewers can understand more about the website owner.

E. Live Stream

The Live Stream plugin lets your users share activity and comments in real-time as they interact during a live event.

My Comment: I think they won't share porn.


Overall speaking, I think Facebook developers are very creative who create many functions that have not been heard before. Besides, Facebook is very influential that many popular websites are willing to cooperate with Facebook. This makes Facebook to be the most popular social websites. 

Advanced SystemCareTM Free - make your PC run faster

Our PC has many rubbish that slow that the computer. There are many software that can optimize your PC, but they may not be as user-friendly as this one. Advanced SystemCareTM Free has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. Another main advantage of Advanced SystemCareTM Free is FREE. I don't think we spend on these kind of software although they are quite useful.

Key Benefits

*Speeds Up PC and Internet

Tunes up Windows by releasing the built-in power of your system. Improves system and Internet performance by up to 400%.

*Quick and Extensive System Clean-up

Boosts your system's performance by cleaning missing files, unwanted files, obsolete files, and junk files. 50 types of junk files are supported

*Powerful Hard Drive Defragmentation

Fast, powerfully and incredibly effective Disk Defrag function to defragment hard drives - up to 10 times faster than other defragmentation tools.

*Defends PC Security with Extra Protection

Secure your PC quickly and easily. Scans and removes spyware and adware using up-to-date definition files. Prevents spyware, hackers and hijackers from installing malicious items on your computer. Erases and updates your PC’s activity history.

*Extremely Easy to Use
Completes its tasks with just one click! Scans, repairs and secures your PC within one minute.

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